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Smart Parts - Freak Barrel Kit Information
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Smart Parts
100 Station Street
Loyalhanna, PA 15661

Phone: (800) 992-2147
Fax: (724) 539-2298
Email: customersvceast@smartparts.com
Website: http://www.smartparts.com
Smart parts freak barrel system. This modular system uses three basic pieces: barrel tips, barrel backs and internal barrel bores called inserts. Each piece is universal and can fit all other Freak components.
 Manual: Submit a manual
 Release Date: Unknown
 MSRP: $159.99
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
 Reviews: 258
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Smart Parts - Freak Barrel Kit Reviews
Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit One of the best in my opinion. Either one (Freak or Freak Jr) are both great. Additional inserts are fairly cheap and a few options for fronts (and backs) is nice. I presonally like the All American...
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tlane77
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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New England
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Lots of bore size options
Cons: None.
One of the best in my opinion. Either one (Freak or Freak Jr) are both great. Additional inserts are fairly cheap and a few options for fronts (and backs) is nice. I presonally like the All American front the best.

The inserts may be a little tough to get out if you happen to get a break but I've never had one I couldn't get out.

All in all a great barrel.
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  • Currently 4.4/5 stars.
Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit Looks - Appearance The tips can be bought with a variety of colors, and the back is either the Aluminum Black or the Stainless Steel Back. I got the Stainless Steel Back and Inserts (Big Mistake) and...
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OTEdge2
 
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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Mission Viejo
OTEdge2 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $70.00
Pros: Mostly All
Cons: I dont like inserts, Stainless Steel Sucks
Looks - Appearance
The tips can be bought with a variety of colors, and the back is either the Aluminum Black or the Stainless Steel Back. I got the Stainless Steel Back and Inserts (Big Mistake) and a 14" All American Tip. Overall I think the looks are pretty good.

Accuracy - Performance
I have shot so many paint brands through this that I cant list them. From low grade stuff up to Chronic and other tournament paints. Since you can match the bore size the accuracy is supream on this, but over doing it a little. For practice I like to get one bore size bigger so I will get less barrel breaks. Only complaint with the barrel itself is that it dosnt clean out very well, I can shoot a whole hopper through it and the balls will still fly every where. So accuracy is good until you get a barrel break.

Sound Signature - Performance
This is maybe one of the most quiet barrels I have had, the All American tip has a lot of porting so this is really quiet. This really helps out on my Ego's. So this barrel definitally lowers the sound signature of your marker.

Weight - Performance
I got this when I was starting out and I was very unintelligent and didnt think this out very well. Why oh why?? Why did I buy stainless steel? Because it rains here so much??? Never. This back is very heavy and throws off the balance of the gun very badly. So I wouldnt ever recommend buying the stainless steel back unless anything you touch rusts on contact or you tend to snap barrels in half freaquently. The inserts are Stainless Steel too, but I dont mind those, they havent bent or anything like that so they are good.

Durable - Reliability
Having the stainless steel stuff, nothing on them have scratched, bent, broke, etc. The only thing would maybe be the All American tip, it has faded on the front. I expected this since basically any barrel you have with an annodizing will fade.

Bang4Buck - Value
I got this for $70 brand new. Im not sure what the current MSRP of the Stainless Steel kit is but im sure it isnt cheap. I never use this barrel anymore and I much prefer my Stiffi, UL, or Shaft Kit. If you are into the inserts and want something better, I would try and seek out the Scepter Kits, they are very good and I belive they are rare too. I guess this is a good barrel but there is better so keep your options open.

Disclaimer - Please Read
I take time on my reviews to make them honest and non-bias as possible, on most occasions I will spell check them and revise to. The point is I take a lot of time on this and do appreciate good ratings, or bad ratings if you feel it deserves it. Before rating please read the full review and base your ratings on my review and not the gear and my opinions on it, if you do I have no control over that but please do it just to be nice. Thanks - OTEdge
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  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit like my pros said, it looks the best imo, out of any barrel i have tried. depends on your color scheme of course. multiple bores alot of people say the labels on the bores are inaccurate but i've...
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
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Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $150.00
Pros: multiple bores, looks the best, feels sturdy
Cons: a bit heavy
like my pros said, it looks the best imo, out of any barrel i have tried. depends on your color scheme of course.

multiple bores alot of people say the labels on the bores are inaccurate but i've never looked at them. i always match the paint to bore on the spot, and about halfway through each day of play. never by labels. after all the same can be said for ANY paintball. SIZE WILL ALWAYS FLUCTUATE!!!

unlike some newer barrels the freak FEELS like it will take a beating, and i have definitely given it one. the three parts that make up the barrel do not wobble and there is no play between the components.

for cons i put it was heavy but really it was a good thing for me. i LIKE impulses, cockers, and all those other "bricks".
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit this is a great barrel. Keeps you prepared for any weather or paintball change during the day.
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
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Performance:
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Reliability:
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Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $89.00
Pros: lightweight and practicle
Cons: none
this is a great barrel. Keeps you prepared for any weather or paintball change during the day.
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  • Currently 4.2/5 stars.
Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit I've had a couple of freak barrel kits and I must say its the best non stock barrel I have ever used....with the various assortment of inserts u will surely find ur perfect paint to bore match...and...
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Length of use: More than 6 months
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Performance:
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Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $75.00
Pros: reliability
Cons: nothing
I've had a couple of freak barrel kits and I must say its the best non stock barrel I have ever used....with the various assortment of inserts u will surely find ur perfect paint to bore match...and it comes in a nice case....so if u have the chance to puck one up for cheap money..I recomnend u do so...u will not be dissapointed....
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  • Currently 4.2/5 stars.
Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit I don't like SP, but bought this off another guy on my team at the time. I have a green 14 in front, angel threaded back, and .69 insert. it is the best barrel i ever had on my old 04 speed. worked...
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Join Date: May 2010
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
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Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $30.00
Pros: good accuracy
Cons: I don't like SP
I don't like SP, but bought this off another guy on my team at the time. I have a green 14 in front, angel threaded back, and .69 insert. it is the best barrel i ever had on my old 04 speed. worked great even though breaks. I don't like how thin the inserts are though, they can be damaged pretty easily. over all its a good barrel system. i guess it just comes down to how much you hate SP.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit I got a Freak barrel and 5 inserts off the nation for $65. I have the old style, so it's the one that has "freak" cut out of the back. I really like the way it looks, it's gloss black, and the All...
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Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $65.00
Pros: Bore matching, good looking,
Cons: Expensive new, hard to shoot through breaks.
I got a Freak barrel and 5 inserts off the nation for $65.

I have the old style, so it's the one that has "freak" cut out of the back. I really like the way it looks, it's gloss black, and the All American tip looks good too.

This barrel kit really helps your game. The shot grouping becomes WAY tighter when using this compared to a stock barrel. People will try to tell you that bore doesn't matter, but they're liars. One problem I have with this barrel is that it isn't very self cleaning. What I mean by that is if you get a barrel break or a chop, your paintballs will be very erratic for the next 20 or so shots.

I have never heard of anyone breaking their Freak barrel, and although the aluminum inserts look fragile, I have dropped mine a couple times and see no problems with them. Also, the one Stainless Steel insert I have is a Brick. No way it'll break.

Another thing is that alone, it seems really heavy. But I didn't count this as a con because when it's on your gun in the middle of a game, you really don't notice a couple oz.

New, the Freak kit is extremely expensive, but if you buy used, you can get it for a good deal.

I would definitely recommend getting this barrel kit to anyone looking to upgrade their game.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit Overall - Its an awesome barrel kit. The price might be a bit steep, but you get what you pay for.
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Overall Rating:
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $120.00
Pros: Modular
Cons:
Overall - Its an awesome barrel kit. The price might be a bit steep, but you get what you pay for.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit i love this barrel set i have one on my shocker and one on my mini. i wouldnt trade it for any kind of barrel
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Performance:
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Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $80.00
Pros: inter-changable
Cons: pricey
i love this barrel set i have one on my shocker and one on my mini. i wouldnt trade it for any kind of barrel
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit The freak barrel system is a great tool to have for anyone playing. With the separate inserts allowing you to get exact paint to barrel matches, the freak lets you shoot ball on ball with higher air...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
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Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Diversity
Cons: Original Price
The freak barrel system is a great tool to have for anyone playing. With the separate inserts allowing you to get exact paint to barrel matches, the freak lets you shoot ball on ball with higher air efficiency. I've used a freak set on a few guns and never was unsatisfied.
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